• Brian

    Sadly I’ve been down that road too many times as a child and even as an adult. It doesn’t feel good at all to be bullied. My number 1 rule as a teacher has always been I Will Be Respectful. Being respectful eliminates nearly all problems. As teachers we need to watch for all signs of bullying especially keeping a close eye in the halls and on the playground.

    • The Learning Station

      Thanks for sharing Brian! What we found concerning is when we asked the question to kids, “What would you do if you saw a bully in action?” their primary response was to do nothing, walk away and don’t tell anyone for fear of retaliation. Communication is key, and adults need to educate themselves and learn how talk to their children about what to do in these situations. From your personal experience wouldn’t you have felt better if someone chose to rise above and support you?